“David Sawyer’s World:1898 Rutland” a Calendar for 2015;
photographs taken in 1898 by David Sawyer. The pictures were
selected by Jim Davidson and Jake Sherman; Scanning by Clifford
Giffin and Captions and text by Jim Davidson and Jacob Sherman.
An enjoyable time into the past.
The photographs were taken five years after the formation of the
City of Rutland, and document life at the end of the 19th Century.
They include the following:
January: Sleigh and trolley on snow covered Merchant’s Row
February:Sled tracks and footprints
March:A young lady with jumprope dressed for chilly winds
April:Baseball at the Fairgrounds
May:Wild West parade down Merchant’s Row
June:”Our Gang” Berry picking
July:Young man rowing on a summer day
August:At the ocean Beach in latest swimwear
September:Rutland Fair Bicycle Parade
October:Otter Creek at Ripley Dam
November:Ladies and child in November cold
December:1898 snowfall ready for sleighing
Back Cover: Maids of Sawyer household&waiting at the trolley